Category Archives: Hugos

Hugos 2019 – Novelettes

The novelettes category for the 2019 Hugo Awards is amazingly well stacked.  It will be the only one where I’d rank all the nominated works, and with a good reason: I liked all stories.  Many of these works were deeply … Continue reading

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Book Review: Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

Space Opera generated a lot of buzz when it was published last year.  This year, it got nominated for the 2019 Hugo Award for the best novel.  And rightfully so.  This is one of the funniest books published in recent … Continue reading

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Hugos 2019 – Short Stories

This year’s short stories nominations for Hugos were a disappointment for me.  I’ve read three of the six nominated stories last year, and my records indicate that none of the three were in my top twenty short stories.  What’s more, … Continue reading

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Hugo review – The Broken Earth Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin

K. Jemisin became he first author to win three consecutive Hugo awards for this trilogy. Between 2016 and 2018 she took home the Best Novel award for The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky. If I’m not … Continue reading

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Book review: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed is one of the most awarded science fiction novels. It won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards, and has been widely recognized even outside its sci-fi genre. With a good reason, I may add: the book crosses over … Continue reading

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Classic review: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness is considered one of the most important works of modern science fiction.  Published in 1969, it opened up the world of sci-fi to the concepts of gender fluidity, and is widely considered one of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin

The 2015 Best Novel Hugo Award is a controversial book.  Some hail it as an excellent work of art, which truly deserves the Hugo award, while others see it as mediocre at best, not deserving the recognition.  I’m part of … Continue reading

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Hugos 2018 – And Then There Were (N-One) by Sarah Pinsker

What would you do if you discovered the multiverse and the means to travel from one universe to another?  Why, you’d invite lots of your alter egos to a convention.  This mind-bogglingly simple and yet very original premise starts a … Continue reading

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Hugos 2018 – The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

John Scalzi is a guilty pleasure of mine.  His light-hearted, witty space romps are fun to read, and his prose flows so smoothly that I often can’t put his books down until I finish them.  I must admit that there … Continue reading

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Hugos 2018 – Novelettes

Unlike short stories, novelettes often feature fully contained tales.  They may still fit into a larger universe, but the author has the freedom to expand the world in the story, and still leave the reader happy with character development.  And … Continue reading

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